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About Me

My name is Cortney and I would love to be your English teacher.  I am from the United States, but I currently live in Spain. I speak English with a neutral American English accent and I also speak Spanish.

I have been teaching English online for the past 10 years, and almost exclusively teaching children for the past 6 years.  I am an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher that focuses on error correction all the while having fun. I use plenty of props, visuals, and other aids to help explain concepts in English.

Right now I live in the south of Spain with my family. When I am not working I love to take walks with my family, play video games, and read books. I am a very happy person so be prepared to laugh and have a good time in class!

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Career History

I am a TEFL and TESOL-certified ESL teacher. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2010 and after that I spent time helping teach English in Spain at a bilingual elementary school. I also taught an after-school English class to some of the children there until the fulfillment of my contract.  Since then I have taught English online to various students of all ages. Since October 2015 I have almost exclusively taught children online. I have taught from beginner to advanced students and have also taught a variety of courses like Beginner’s English, Public Speaking, Travel English, etc.

Key Strengths

  • Phonics
  • Pronunciation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Conversation Practice
  • Vocabulary (both general and topic-specific)
  • Writing Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Young Learner Support
  • Scaffolding

Class Platforms

Classroom details for each platform will be given upon purchase of a class and/or package. Please provide a parent email or WeChat in order to receive links to the chosen platform classroom.

  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Voov
  • Classin (available soon)

Prices

*Prices subject to change*

Payment: Please pay for classes before booking. 
Notice: Please note that refunds are not allowed. Please check desired class quantity and price before purchase.

Additional Information

I will use various materials such as activities based on ESL textbooks such as those from:

Crystal Clear is a great curriculum for levels K-2. Lessons are carefully assembled to cover every milestone of English language acquisition, from complete beginner through to fluent user of English. Crystal Clear segments the material into manageable units of study, with plenty of built-in interaction, repetition, and activities.

As well as other additional materials in order to enhance the classroom environment.

Book Classes

Please use this link for a calendar booking calendly.com/eslcortney/30min

Booking Policy

*Booking policy subject to change*

Cancellations:

Student Cancellations: If you need to cancel a class, I ask for 12-hour notice and I will give full credit for another class.

Teacher Cancellations: Circumstances may occur where the teacher needs to cancel the class. The teacher will alert the other party as soon as possible and a full credit will be given to the student for another class.

Both parties understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances like an emergency or power outage may result in a teacher or student no-show. If this happens then the class will be rescheduled.

Late arrival: I will wait and remain in the classroom for the scheduled class time in case of late student arrival. However, I cannot stay late after the scheduled time in order to make up missed time for the student.

Contact Me

WeChat: eslcortney

E-mail: [email protected]

Skype: live:.cid.7bda64c8849a5f4f